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  • Linda Linda Linda
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    . 2005│114’│35mm│Color

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    A story of youth on deep friendship among girls and passion for music
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    Directed by: Nobuhiro Yamashita…………………………….Music by: James Iha Screenplay by: Kosuke Mukai, Wakako Miyashita, Nobuhiro Yamashita

    Cinematography by: Yoshihiro Iekuchi

    [Cast]
    Bae Doo-na as Song………………………………………………Aki Maeda as Kyoko Yamada
    Yu Kashii as Kei Tachibana……………………………………..Shiori Sekine as Nozomi Shirakawa
    Takayo Mimura as Rinko Marumoto………………………….Masahiro Komoto as Teacher Koyama

    A Korean exchange student, Song, is sitting in the next room and they take the chance to ask her to be their vocalist. Her Japanese is not perfect, and she’s never sung in front of an audience, but she just happens to be listening to the Blue Hearts song. They practice and practice but they don’t seem to be improving. They are really tired, but a deep friendship develops among the four girls….
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    [Film Festivals, Awards] 2005 – Selected as the best film of the year by a film magazine “Film Arts”

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    Screenings:Hanoi: 15.11., 20:00 / 17.11., 17:00 / 24.11., 17:00 Danang: 8.12., 14:00

    Ba Ria: 15.12., 14:00

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    [Synopsis, Notes]
    This film about youth is set in modern-day high school just outside of Tokyo. In the days just before the school’s culture festival, a girl’s music group is facing a dilemma, lacking the guitarist and vocalist for some reasons. They need to find a new guitarist and a new vocalist. While the remaining three girls are pondering who to ask to be the new vocalist, they hear the song, “Linda Linda Linda” by the famous Japanese rock band Blue Hearts and decide they want to sing it.